Port, Daintree to benefit from Brisbane Olympics

2032 Olympics

Howard Salkow

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There will be opportunities for the Douglas Shire to secure pre-games training and events before the 2032 Olympics. Image: © Geoff McLean - Gone Riding Media 2021.
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The shire’s tourism arm said today the 2032 Brisbane Olympics will benefit the region before and after the Games.

“The 2032 Olympics coming to Brisbane is excellent news for Australia and will have positive flow-on effects for regions like Port Douglas and the Daintree,” said Tara Bennett, CEO, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD).

“The 2032 Olympic Games are more than the Brisbane games; we see this as a huge opportunity for the Port Douglas and Daintree region to attract pre games training as well as pre- and post-holidays for international travellers visiting Brisbane in 2032 to support family and friends.

“The recent Australia-New Zealand triathlon series in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics demonstrates how well positioned our region is to welcome athletes in training,” she said.

Ms Bennett said, in addition, the announcement has the potential to fast track some of the infrastructure requirements identified in the Port Douglas Sports Complex and Coronation Park Master Plan.

Tourism and Events Queensland, meanwhile, has estimated that more than $174 million in publicity was generated within the first 24 hours of Brisbane winning the bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.

According to TEQ, the event is expected to deliver:

  • $4.6 billion in economic benefit for Queensland from games-induced uplift in international tourism and trade;
  • An estimated uplift of around $20.2 billion in international visitor expenditure between 2020 and 2036;
  • Around 50 per cent of international travellers dispersing to Queensland's regions;
  • Creation of 91,600 full-time equivalent jobs from new expenditure resulting from the games.

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